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RATINGS: 1497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Avaialable in 330ml & 750ml bottles and on draught: Pasteurised.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Originally marketed simply as Innis & Gun Oak Aged Beer. "Original" was added later.

Ingredients: Golden Promise and crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
""""For 30 days this honey-hued beer sleeps in hand selected oak barrels, locked inside a bonded warehouse, gradually assimilating the subtle flavours that reside in the wood. Barrels are then emptied and maturation continues for a further 47 days in a marrying tun where these natural flavours infuse and fall into perfect balance. This 77-day process is unique and produces a delicious, refreshing beer: Aromas of vanilla and toffee, hints of citrus, with a malty, lightly oaked,palate. Deftly balanced and light in texture, soothing and warming in the finish.""""

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2405) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2009
33 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Solid golden colour, thin head. Primarily skunky aroma with some oakiness coming through. Some grains and malt once the skunk has settled. Sweet, with some sourness on first sip, gives way to a quite smooth, building sweetness that finishes too sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
Crystal clear copper, a small off white head appeared when first poured but quickly vanished. I noticed a slight skunk smell when bottle was first cracked but it didnt last long, there seems to be tons a caramel and wood making up the rest of the aroma. I thought I poured my self a beer and not a rye and coke, the oak aging process they describe really flavors the beer like whisky, I dont like whisky! Beer does have decent malt backbone, with a touch of alcohol in the finish. For an ESB its pretty non-bitter its really more smooth then anything ells, the beer leaves a sweet toffee after taste that lingers for a long while. I dont understand the hype of the beer for an ESB its very weak and the oak aging in my opinion just makes it taste like rye. Its drinkable but not anything to get excited over.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 29, 2009
A nice amber beer with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is very malty with some sweet caramel or toffee and a hint of oak. The flavor is also quite malty, in a sweet almost buttery way, with whiskey alcoholic notes. Interesting brew!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Its lightly malty with notes of toffee, vanilla and wood as well as a light hoppiness. Light to medium bodied and smooth.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2009
Pours a good looking amber clear brown with small white head. Aromas of whiskey, oak and grain alcohol. Vanilla and butter flavors. Very smooth on the palate. Tastes better than it smells.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 bottle. pours a light amber with a small white head.... light sweet malt aroma with a touch of oak and some apple. the apple carries through the body along with the sweet malts. I really dont get the oak aged flavors at all.... I didnt really know what to expect from this one, but I was disappointed.... a very average import.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aphalo (94) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 13, 2009
Bottle 330ml, 2009. Clear amber colour, fastly dissappearing whitish head. Aroma has vanilla, rum. Quite carbonated, smooth, liquorlike taste.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Sweet, malty, oaky and a bit sour. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, butter, syrup, sour cream, alcohol, oak, metal, grain. Sweet and cloying. Feels a bit off.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2009
A nice amber color withjh a nice head. A good aroma , sweet and fruity. I love the taste of caramel and oak and the buttery sweet finnish. A clear favorite of mine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (3330) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2009
From the 1 pt. 7.6 fl. oz clear bottle marked 16 Jan 09-8017A 12:38. The pour was amber in tone with a decent amount of beige head that stays around for an extended period and excellent lacing. The aroma was a welll-balanced misture of sweet malts and something fruity like apple or wine. Medium mouthfeel. The taste had a sweet malt character subtle hops. It had a sort of dry fermented sensation of wine and there was no aftertaste. This was an exclellent beer and one of the best Ive had lately.


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